Unsurpassed in taste and functionality.
In contrast to cultivated blueberries, the wild berries grow only where they feel at home. For more than 10,000 years, the wild bushes have enriched the countryside of the Quebec region and the Atlantic coast of Canada.
Wild blueberries contain less water; in a dried state they are roughly pea-sized. Their hallmark is a multilayered aroma with sweet as well as slightly spicy notes.
The fruits are rich in anthocyanins, antioxidative plant dyes that protect the body’s cells from free radicals. These substances are found primarily in the dark skin. At the same time wild blueberries put the “light” in “delightful,” weighing in at just 57 kilocalories per 100 g serving. They provide filling fiber, and contain vitamins C and A as well as potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium.
Food producers can use dried wild blueberries to enhance the taste and function of baked goods, chocolate, cereal bars, fruit-and-nut mixtures, and much more. They are robust and easy to process, don’t burst open during baking or other production processes, and the final product benefits from their healthy image.
Our partner Oxford Frozen Foods is the world’s largest supplier of frozen wild blueberries, with many other grades in their range, such as blueberry juice and dried blueberries.
Since 1984, the Les Bleuets Sauvages du Québec consortium has devoted itself to the international marketing of Canadian wild blueberries. Unique in...Read more
The Canadian family business Oxford Frozen Food, founded in 1968, is the world’s largest cultivator and processor of wild blueberries, with nearly...Read more